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Games - Types and Variants of Chess

Here you will learn some English words related to the different types and variants of chess such as "shogi", "blitz chess", and "shatranj".

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xiangqi

a two-player strategy board game from China, where players move pieces with different abilities across a board to capture their opponent's pieces and ultimately checkmate their opponent's king

[noun]
shogi

a two-player strategy board game from Japan, similar to chess, where players move pieces with different abilities across a board to capture their opponent's pieces and ultimately checkmate their opponent's king

[noun]
janggi

a two-player strategy board game from Korea, similar to Xiangqi and Shogi, where players move pieces with different abilities across a board to capture their opponent's pieces and ultimately checkmate their opponent's king

[noun]
chaturanga

an ancient Indian board game that is believed to be the earliest form of chess

[noun]
Racing Kings

a chess variant where both players race their king to the eighth rank to win the game

[noun]
horde chess

a chess variant in which one player, with a larger army of pawns and knights, plays against another player with a regular set of pieces

[noun]
crazyhouse chess

a chess variant where captured pieces can be reintroduced into play as one's own

[noun]
three-check chess

a chess variant where the objective is to give the opponent's king three checks, instead of checkmate, to win the game

[noun]
blitz chess

a variant of Chess with faster time controls, where players have limited time to make their moves, typically ranging from a few minutes to a few seconds per move

[noun]
makruk

a two-player strategy board game from Thailand, similar to chess, where players move pieces with different abilities across a board to capture their opponent's pieces and ultimately checkmate their opponent's king

[noun]
blindfold chess

a form of chess play where a player does not look at the board but keeps track of the game in their mind, relying solely on their memory and visualization skills to make moves

[noun]
bughouse chess

a variant of chess played with four players in teams of two, where captured pieces can be passed to a teammate and dropped back onto the board

[noun]
four-player chess

a chess variant designed to be played by four players on a square board with additional squares and pieces to accommodate the increased number of players

[noun]
shatranj

an ancient form of chess that originated in Persia, considered the precursor to modern chess, played on an 8x8 board with different pieces and rules

[noun]
circular chess

a variant of the traditional chess game played on a circular board with unique movement patterns for some pieces

[noun]
Gothic chess

a chess variant that introduces new pieces and changes the initial setup of the traditional chess game

[noun]
atomic chess

a chess variant where capturing a piece causes an "explosion," removing the capturing piece and all adjacent pieces from the board

[noun]
janus chess

a chess variant played on a 10x8 board with two extra pawns per player and new pieces called "Janus" that can move like a bishop or a knight

[noun]
almost chess

a chess variant played on a 10x8 board with two missing squares in the center, limiting the movement of pieces

[noun]
hexagonal chess

a variant of chess played on a hexagonal board, where the movement rules are modified to suit the new board shape, creating a unique and different playing experience from traditional chess on a square board

[noun]
grand chess

a large-board variant of chess that uses a 10x10 board and introduces additional pieces and expanded rules, offering new strategic possibilities compared to traditional chess

[noun]
sittuyin

a traditional chess variant played in Myanmar on a 64-square board with unique pieces and rules distinct from standard chess

[noun]
Tamerlane chess

a historical chess variant played on a 10x10 board with extra pieces and unique rules, inspired by the historical conqueror Timur

[noun]
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